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  1. 2 points
    Fifty150

    2015 TC transmission fluid change

    Hopefully, there's no internal damage, and some fresh fluid will help. No amount of new fluid will help if the transmission is damaged.
  2. 2 points
    mbrint

    LIFT!!

    I just had the tema4x4 (Russian) 30mm lift put in as well as BFG AllTerrain KO2 tires and it looks pretty good! Lots of room for those bigger tires and plenty of ground clearance underneath.
  3. 2 points
  4. 1 point
    TINole

    What is this?

    Don... finally got thru on your link and you are correct. It is a second filter. With that I was able to get to it, clean it and reinstall. Much easier than the front one! I thank you and do apologize.
  5. 1 point
    Spooner

    Quarter million mile update on my TC

    I hit 250k miles about a month ago so I thought I'd update the group. Still dead reliable but I FINALLY had to do brakes on it. Well I had to do one side of the rear brakes, the other side still had life and since I was doing the rears I went ahead and did front rotors and pads but they could have gone another 100k, not even joking haha! Did another windshield in the spring but otherwise this thing just doesn't quit. I should do shocks as it does slam over some things now but its really not that bad and not 'floaty' at all. Lastly I noticed a couple weeks ago that when I put the van into reverse the rear sensors turn themselves off after a couple seconds but I feel like its doing me a favor as I almost always turned them off haha! Covid slowed down my mileage pretty good but I still did 50k in the last year. I worked from home for about 5 months but I was going riding on my dirt bike, mountain biking, etc quite a bit so I still drove a lot. Somewhat sad to say but now my TC has been relegated to weekend/utility use. I picked up a passat diesel because I know that I can only be this lucky for so long with it and I am piling miles on again so I'd be at 300k by spring or so. I wanted to make the move before I had down time for repairs as that is a huge PITA for me and how busy I am. I'll save about $4k a year in fuel too so that will be super nice. I plan to keep the TC for a while since it's worth about $7 with all the miles and its still super useful to me. I still get comments all the time about how cool it looks and stuff and its really still in very good shape other than all the rock chips on the front.
  6. 1 point
    Don Ridley

    What is this?

  7. 1 point
    Transitmom

    Middle row stuck, down

    Thank you @Gbisk! This is exactly what fixed my seat!! I just wanted to second this advice and let you know that it was a simple fix that WORKED!
  8. 1 point
    I was looking for an alternative to a SUV, CUV, and minivan to replace my aging Ford Freestyle SEL, and then I found this Ford Certified lightly used 2017 Transit Connect Titanium Wagon LWB at a local Ford dealership. It fits the bill perfectly! Incredibly roomy for both passengers and cargo, handles nimbly, adequate acceleration, smooth ride, and way more fuel efficient than other vehicles with even less usable interior room. The Titanium interior trim and options are quite upscale -- mine has the middle row bucket seats and offers great room and easy access for four adults plus a good amount of cargo area with the third row folded flat. During the weekday it serves as my mobile office and can carry all of my test kits, files, laptop computer, and printer. On weekends I use it for camping trips and runs to the boat. It has even made Home Depot runs to carry home bulky items like appliances. The Synch3 system works well, but I did experience a failure of the APIM which took out that system that was fortunately covered under the warranty. The only other trouble experienced is that one day I went to drive it from home, and all electrical power was totally DEAD. It had to be towed to the Ford dealer to be resurrected (could not be jump-started by AAA), and the dealership never did figure out what caused it, but when they disconnected and reconnected the battery, the electrical system came back to life spontaneously. Due to these electrical issues, I decided to purchase the Ford Protect extended warranty for peace of mind for 100,000 miles. The only thing I miss is a remote opening and closing tailgate, but that is a small sacrifice of convenience. Regards from Lakeland, Florida, Charlie
  9. 1 point
    G B L

    Need Help 2015 Transit Connect 2.5L

    Here's that Picture
  10. 1 point
    Fifty150

    2015 TC transmission fluid change

    Good enough. Not everyone wants to do it over 4 days. And to jack up the car 4 times. Overall, well done. And those additives that are suppose to fix leaks usually don't work.
  11. 1 point
    I don't think your ambient air temp sensor is the problem.
  12. 1 point
    I just bought a 2015 TC LWB wagon a few weeks ago. I'm planning on taking the winter to convert it into a comfy weekender for MTB trips. I want to retain the ability to carry a few passengers, but I definitely don't need to be able to haul 7 people. Mountain bikes are already riding on a RockyMounts swing-away hitch rack. My first plan was to remove the third row and, in their place, install some drawers for a pull-out kitchen. On top of that would be a bed that would slide out over the folded 2nd row seats. All it would really leave room for in "camping mode" would be room to sleep. After doing some more research and watching more videos, I'm realizing that it would be nice to have the ability to hang out inside the van and maximize "living space." I'm wondering whether anyone has removed only the second row of seats and left the third row intact. My idea would be to put a kitchen setup just behind the driver+front passenger seats, leave the third row seats as a place to sit and hang out but also to be used for legally carrying passengers with seat belts. To sleep, you'd fold the third row down and slide out a bed platform (potentially stored behind third row seats)? I have yet to take measurements to see if my idea is feasible, but I wanted to see if anyone has done something like this that I could pull inspiration from. If not, is there some major obstacle that I'm not considering?
  13. 1 point
    G B L

    Need Help 2015 Transit Connect 2.5L

    As long as you only work on Fords great solution . If there are more brands in your fleet You have to suck it up and get a Scan Tool,
  14. 1 point
    Fifty150

    2019 Bucket to Bench Seat Swap

    Your daughter is right. White van is a creeper ride. Not that I do anything erotic behind tinted windows.
  15. 1 point
    Don Ridley

    2015 TC transmission fluid change

    The transmission adaptive learning table can be reset with Forscan or IDS. This clears the learned shift points based on the previous driving style. But I don't know if it solves any problems. I also don't know if there are any side effects.
  16. 1 point
    Osco

    Hit by Lightening at 60 mph

    At 129,700 miles I was in for a simple repair last week. The shifter cable clip broke and it was stuck in park but rolled loose in neutral. $165 and fixed. This has been one of the most trouble free vehicles of all. But,,, When I went to pick up the Transit, I call it my Droid. They parked in right behind a black Range rover, I took a second look, It was a 2021 Bronco Sport. I took a test drive, They said, "This is not the droid they were looking for" 😛 Gave me $7,000 for the Transit Connect, The Bronco Sport feels, drives and looks like a $50,000 Sport-ute End of line.
  17. 1 point
    I see that a "clear window tint" product is available from LLumar. I entered my zip code to see their dealer network, and the 1st listing is my friend's shop. It's surely something to consider.
  18. 1 point
    PWFX

    What snow tires y'alls running 2010-2013

    2018 TC with Bridgestone Blizzak snowtires. In the NYC area. Major storm the other day. Was out before the plows finished their work. Really no problem driving the 60 miles to work early in the morning. Yes, you need excellent snow tires... but also yes... you need to know how to drive in the snow. Just saying...
  19. 1 point
    mrtn

    What snow tires y'alls running 2010-2013

    Gen1 TC is absolutely brilliant in snow (better than Gen2) with proper snow tires, even better than many 4WD SUV. So it's definitely the correct tires you're missing. Note that All Season and All Climate tires are not actual snow tires even if they have all the markings, including 3PMSF, they're almost equally bad.
  20. 1 point
    I have a passenger wagon. I've removed nothing. Just pack gear that I want, and go. I set up camp when I get there. Then sleep inside the van with the seats folded down. It's cozy. I decided that I wasn't living out of the van. Just camping. All of the things like camp stoves, utensils, whatever, can be unpacked at the campsite. I didn't need to drive around everyday with my camping gear built into the back of my van.
  21. 1 point
    2016 Ford Connect Installing Roof Rails Turtle Can Carry … Quick video on installing Roof Rails ..
  22. 1 point
    ricobike

    2015 TC transmission fluid change

    Just thought I'd add this as I'm replacing the transmission fluid on my newly acquired 2015 Transit Connect with the Ecoboost 1.6L engine and I noticed that it's different than most everything I've seen discussed on this forum. The transmission in my van has the indicator plug on the right side of the axle and uses a 10mm hex plug instead of a bolt. Here's a couple of pictures of what it looks like. So if you have the Ecoboost engine, this might be what your indicator plug looks like.
  23. 1 point
    GBL, that's the front cabin air filter, which is replaceable. Tom seems to be asking about the rear cabin air filter, which is indeed under the driver's seat where the rear cabin air blower is located. It's porous foam and seems washable (i.e. mine didn't dissolve when I washed it) so shouldn't actually need replacing too often. It's been awhile since I did mine but the procedure is straightforward... slide the driver's seat forward, go in thru the left sliding door with a good light, there's one small screw to remove that locks it in place and then (IIRC) a tab to squeeze at which point you can rotate the cover a few degrees to release it. Wash the element, vacuum under the seat while the element's drying, reverse steps to re-assemble, and you're done.
  24. 1 point
    Both my Mk1 Connects (diesel) have (had) the same key with a blue transponder bit in it. There's a reader coil around the key barrel in the column. It's for the immobiliser. So did my 1993 full size Transit.
  25. 1 point
    Ccrew

    Middle row stuck, down

    Mine's done it. Knee down to depress the seat bottom then pull the latch. It's engaged, but not fully in at the floor at the moment if it's like mine. My 98b wife showed me the trick when I got frustrated.
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